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R&B/Gospel/Hip-Hop pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ChanclaKing, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. ChanclaKing


    Feb 19, 2013
    Hey. I'm looking for a good set of six string soapbar pickups for an active bass. I am going for a sound with punch and low end definition. Do you guys have any suggestions. I was looking into Bartolinis and it's hard to tell anything through YouTube demos. Thanks.
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I think Bartolinis would certainly work. Lots of thick, low-mid emphasis.

    I'd say the Bart "Original Series" rather than the "Classic Bass" pickups which have a lot more treble response.
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    A large percentage of the instruments that Gospel/R+B players use are equipped with Bartolini pickups as well as their preamps. The other choice would be Ken Smith pickups and preamps.
  4. ChanclaKing


    Feb 19, 2013
    Thank you guys very much. I really appreciate the insight.